I started Project Life Tuesday in 2010 because:
- I needed to keep myself accountable and on top of my photos each week.
- My family loved being able to count on a weekly post with pics of the kids.
- I thought others might want to keep themselves accountable too.
It was a huge blessing and so I am excited to be kicking off my third year of this series.
Each Tuesday, I will share my spread from the previous week, as well as host a linky for readers to link up their pictures/layouts. This year, Epson is sponsoring Project Life Tuesday, and they provided me with their Epson Stylus R2880 Large Format Photo Printer (C11CA16201) for many of my album’s photos. Printing photos at home is hopefully going to help keep me on track!
If you link up, please be sure to include the Project Life Tuesday button or a link to The Mom Creative in your post.
Notes about my album: Before showing my layouts, I want to share a few details about my album:
- I am using the colbalt kit this year.
- I stamped all my weekly 6×4 cards and have placed them in my album. It just seemed easiest to get this done all at once. I used a date stamp from a past Project Life kit. If you don’t have on, Amazon has date stamps
for less than $5. You can also find them at office supply stores.
- I printed my photos at home using my new Epson printer. I loved how convenient it was. I plan to print most of my pictures at home this year, especially large format images, using the Epson Stylus R2880 Large Format Photo Printer (C11CA16201)
- For a complete list of the products I am using, and more about my approach this year, click here.
Now, on to my completed pages.
This week I used the back side of my Design F page protector, a 6×12 protector and a Design A protector. I think I am officially addicted to having at least one extra protector in my album each week. At this rate, my album is going to have to be broken up into two by summer.
My extra life bits were a drawing that Elias made and some receipts.
For both sides of my 6×12 protector, I created a collage of images in Photoshop Elements. This enabled me to use a bunch of photos for one story. I really love how they turned out.
I used a combination of American Crafts thickers and October Afternoon letter stickers for the titles. I placed the stickers directly on the photos before slipping them in the page protectors. Matthew asked why I don’t just do the titles in Photoshop before printing out the photos, and I replied that it is because I love the dimension thickers add to the pages. (This doesn’t mean I won’t someday type on my photos, but right now I am having fun with the tactile process of using my stash – especially since I haven’t in so long!)
Also, if you don’t “like” The Mom Creative on Facebook, what are you waiting for? I post tons of extras on there and would be honored for you to be a part of that community!
Your turn! (Please be sure to include the Project Life Tuesday button or a link to The Mom Creative in your post.)